I have been a math teacher for 28 years. For most of that time I have truly questioned the value of mathematics. I’ve even gone so far as to consider assigning math homework as causing more harm than good. Heresy…I know! I’ve heard it from lots of colleagues, administrators, and parents that I was a weirdo for thinking this.
Recently, there have been loads of articles and research that seriously question the value of homework. Please take a moment to read this wonderful article that I came across. It is short, makes 5 important arguments against homework, and includes 4 alternatives to assigning the traditional homework.